Defining how to improve quality of life and a sense of well-being may be an entry point for evaluation, along with symptom reduction.
For serious problems a stepwise approach is used. First, a thorough and comprehensive evaluation determines the cause of symptoms and location of the level of illness.
Next, a greater understanding through patient education is promoted while working together to chart individualized treatment options. This allows more control and empowerment for one’s own healing.
Then, effectiveness is monitored, and a personalized plan will be maintained or changed based on response.
Help in balancing holistically the expression of internal wants and needs with environmental demands is a significant part of this process. This leads to a much healthier pattern of daily functioning.